Thursday, 18 September 2014


B9 Shipping is really pleased to have been selected as a finalist in the prestigious Ship Efficiency ‘One to Watch’ category.

The Ship Efficiency Awards 2014, hosted by Lloyd’s Register and organised by Fathom, recognises and celebrates the organisations and individuals within the maritime sector that excel in efficient operations, implement fresh thinking, offer proven efficiency benefits and technological innovation.

The Director of Fathom, Alison Jarabo, said there had been a large number of applications for awards and the distinguished panel of judges had had a hard time selecting finalists. Which makes us especially proud to have been recognised.

The B9 Shipping project addresses the operational challenges for small ships by creating A WHOLE SYSTEM SOLUTION that is commercially irresistible to cargo owners by being both cleaner and cheaper. The sailing hybrid ships aim to be 100% renewable powered and zero waste.

We are up against some pretty daunting opposition and simply to be alongside the likes of Wartsila, an EU funded sea traffic control system (which we applaud loudly as a great efficiency tool), Captain Cousteau’s Turbosail, and the very creative and determined Greg Atkinson’s great Eco-Marine Power project Aquarius is testimony in itself to the progress we’ve made in bringing the B9 Shipping project closer to fruition.

Of course, I want B9 to win, but if we don’t we’re proud to be in such good company.

The Awards Ceremony is Oct 2 with a drinks reception that begins at 3pm! If you don’t hear the result from me via twitter or other social media you can expect I’m taking advantage of the bar, for one reason or another.

May the best ship win!

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